A Montana State University student’s film about the role of airborne bacteria in causing rain and snow has won a prestigious award for its clear and fun explanation of science.
Julia Sable’s five-minute film, “Snow,” explains research suggesting that airborne bacteria are globally distributed in the atmosphere and may play a large role in the cycle of precipitation. The groundbreaking research at the heart of the film is from MSU professor David Sands, who has received national and international attention since his work was published in the journal “Science” in 2008.
In September, Sable, 34, was honored with the Judge’s Choice Award for video in the Labby Multimedia Awards, given by “The Scientist,” a magazine devoted to the life sciences. Complete news story here.